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Scott to try cornerback

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Larry Scott isn't afraid to compete at wide receiver but the Corona (Calif.) Centennial standout sees the receiving corps at Oregon State and said he wants to play cornerback to possibly get on the field earlier.
Scott, a 6-foot-1, 170-pound prospect, played mainly wide receiver in high school but he's going to start playing defensive back for the Beavers and he couldn't be more excited about his opportunities.
The two-star prospect signed with Oregon State last week.
"Coach (Mike) Riley said I have a choice and I'm just going to play corner," Scott said. "There are a lot of good wide receivers coming in and not that I'm scared of competition or anything but if they could go in and help on the offensive side I could play corner and stick with that and help the team there.
"The way the depth chart looks if I go in there and ball I might not have to redshirt and I could maybe get in on dime and nickel packages and maybe have a chance to start."
Scott committed to Oregon State in early December and it seems like the Beavers were a perfect fit for him. He hit it off with the Oregon State coaching staff during his official visit and grew more comfortable with Corvallis when he took a trip there.
Getting to play defense will be a new and exciting opportunity for Scott, who said he's excited to get on campus and start competing for playing time.
"It's not the biggest town but it's nice," Scott said. "There are 25,000 students so you don't see the same people every day and then the coaching staff is really family-oriented and coach Mike Riley is a really good guy.
"Coach Riley is chill. You can talk to him about anything. All the players said any type of problem you're having you could talk to coach Riley and he'll try to get you going.
"Coach (Reggie) Davis is really cool, I met his wife and kids and the DB coach is just chill. Everybody I hung out with was great. Everybody sticks together. On the field, they're your coaches but off the field they are like regular people and they're real nice."
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